Duke of Sussex, 23 Baylis road, Lambeth SE1

Lambeth pub history index

Up until 1874, the address is the Duke of Sussex, 12 Gibson street, at or near the junction with Thomas street. By the 1882 directory the address is at 23 Oakley street, at or near the junction with Thomas street; and Gibson street has disappeared.
The pub was re-built in its present form in 1924; and through road renaming is now at 23 Baylis Road, by 1944 **

A listing of historical London public houses, Taverns, Inns, Beer Houses and Hotels in the Lambeth parish, Surrey, London. This includes Kennington, Brixton, Lambeth, Norwood, Peckham & Waterloo Road.

Duke of Sussex, 23 Baylis Road - in November 2006

Duke of Sussex, 23 Baylis Road - in November 2006

Kindly provided by Stephen Harris

Residents at this address.

Duke of Sussex, 12 Gibson street :

1825/Richard Shepherd, Duke of Sussex, Gibson street/../../../Victuallers Recognizance *

1825/Mr Shepherd/../../../Licensed Victuallers Association

1827/Shepherd/../../../Licensed Victuallers Association

1830/Mr Shepherd, Duke of Sussex, Gibson street, Lambeth makes a one guinea Susbscription to the Licensed Victuallers Association

1835/William Francis Stowell/victualler and spirit dealer/../../Sun Fire Office records held at the London Metropolitan Archives *

1836/John Clark/victualler and spirit dealer/../../Sun Fire Office records held at the London Metropolitan Archives *

1838/John Clark/victualler/../../Sun Fire Office records held at the London Metropolitan Archives *

1839/John Clark/../../../Pigot's Directory *

1841/R G Griffiths/../../../Post Office Directory

1842/Rd Stephen Griffiths/../../../Gibsons Directory

1848/Rd Stephen Griffiths/../../../Post Office Directory

1856/R S Griffiths/../../../Post Office Directory

1869/John Wells/../../../Post Office Directory

1874/C Miller/../../../Post Office Directory

1874/C Miller/../../../Licensed Victualler & Hoteliers Directory

Duke of Sussex, 23 Oakley street :

1881/Benjamin Bridgons/Licensed Victualler, Widow/69/St Pancras, Middlesex/Census
1881/Walter Farmer/Manager (Publican)/32/Shoreditch, Middlesex/Census
1881/Catherine Farmer/Barmaid/22/Shoreditch, Middlesex/Census
1881/Alice Farmer/Barmaid/20/Shoreditch, Middlesex/Census
1881/Herbert Williment/Potman/19/Brixton, Surrey/Census

1882/Benjamin Bridgins/../../../Post Office Directory

1884/Benjamin Bridgins/../../../Post Office Directory

1891/James Deekes/../../../Post Office Directory

Henry Samuel Onken, my husband's 2x great grandfather, ran the Duke of Sussex Pub from July 1892 to at least 1904, but maybe until John Cole took over in 1906. I know Henry eventually retired and lived at the Licensed Victualler Asylum along with many others. He not only ran the Duke of Sussex, but before that he ran the Duchess of Kent at 441 Liverpool Road N. for nearly 10 years.

South London Press 23 July 1892 - Transfers :
Duke of Sussex, Oakley street, S Deeks, widow and administratrix, to Henry Samuel Onken

1895/Henry Samuel Onken/../../../Post Office Directory

1899/Henry Samuel Onken/../../../Post Office Directory

1901/Henry S Onken/Licensed Victualler, Widow/65/London/Census
1901/Alfred Onken/Son, Barman/30/London/Census
1901/Henrietta Onken/Daughter, Barmaid/18/London/Census
1901/Ellen Onken/Daughter/15/London/Census
1901/Rose Deane/Barmaid/18/Long Ditton/Census
1901/Henry Dawe/Potman/49/Devon/Census

My great grandfather, Frederick John Cole, was shown living at the Kings Arms, Bethnal Green in 1900. He was later the publican at the Percy Arms, Maxey Road, Plumstead by the 1901 census, and then the Duke of Sussex in Oakley Road, Lambeth by 1906. *+

1910/Frederick John Cole/../../../Post Office Directory

1915/Frederick John Cole/../../../Post Office Directory

1938/Mrs Emily Caroline Cole/../../../Post Office Directory

1944/Jas Frederick Cole/../../../Post Office Directory

Mr J F Cole was born in this house in 1906, and to celebrate his fifty years of domicile, Mr Peter Pryor and A M Bates visited the house. In 1905, Frederick J Cole (father of present licensee) became manager of the Duke of Sussex, and in 1909 he took over the tenancy. The licence was transferred to his widow at the time of his death in 1919, but Mr James F Cole looked after the house for his mother, becoming tenant himself when she died in 1938. - Black Eagle Quarterly Journal ***

A Toast to Mr & Mrs Cole in celebration of fifty years domicile

A Toast to Mr & Mrs Cole in celebration of fifty years domicile

Kindly provided by Alex Wilkinson

J F Cole died October 26th, 1958 - Black Eagle Journal ***

Mrs Daisy Cole, widow of the late J F Cole, died August 23rd, 1964. Her son, J F Cole is now tenant of this house, which has been in the Cole family since 1905 - Black Eagle Journal ***

* Provided By Ewan

*+ Provided By Lesley

** Provided By Stephen Harris

*** Provided by Alex Wilkinson

Provided by Diane Folgedalen

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